Papa John’s International, Inc.

Papa John’s International, one of the world’s largest pizza delivery companies, has announced the appointment of Ravi Thanawala as its Chief Financial Officer, effective July 24, 2023. Thanawala brings extensive financial leadership experience from his time at global consumer brands, including seven years at Nike, where he served as CFO of Nike North America. Papa John’s CEO, Rob Lynch, praised Thanawala’s strategic financial leadership and operational expertise, highlighting his track record of leading companies with diversified business models and robust e-commerce platforms. Thanawala expressed excitement about joining Papa John’s, emphasizing the company’s people-first culture, differentiated brand, and growth potential. He will be responsible for driving long-term, profitable growth for the benefit of stakeholders. Previously, Thanawala held various finance and operations roles at Nike and ANN INC., where he gained experience in working with franchise models and overseeing international business. Chris Collins, who served as the interim finance team leader, will resume his role as VP of Tax and Treasury. Papa John’s aims to deliver superior quality pizzas using high-quality ingredients, and it has made efforts to remove artificial flavors and synthetic colors from its menu. The company operates over 5,700 restaurants in approximately 50 countries and territories.